What is the PPE policy with COVID-19 or other viruses?
Catto Homecare has been pro-active with face masks and wearing the correct PPE. For approximately seven years we have had a policy in place to wear masks if a client or worker has a cold. All staff carry a PPE basket and are prepared to immediately switch to a high-risk environment.
Why is Catto one of the most respected care agencies in the area?
Our focus is on the fundamental issues of hydration, prevention of urine infections and hand hygiene / nail care. Our Team Leaders and Supervisor carry urine dip stick tests and we work in conjunction with the Community Matrons who provide the training and support as and when needed. We introduce each member of staff in person so that no one turns up at the door as a stranger.
Why choose Catto Homecare to provide care for a loved one?
We are proactive, quick to adapt to challenging situations and we know our clients and their families very well. Our staff are hand picked for their passion to help and support our clients. We enjoy working with our clients and treat them with the kindness we would show our own family members.
Geographical areas we cover:
Farnborough, Ash Vale, Ash Green, Mytchett, Frimley Green, Frimley and Camberley. If you are slightly out of our geographical catchment area, we would add a mileage surcharge.
What is the minimum call time?
Catto Homecare’s minimum call time is 45 mins.
What services do we offer on a seven day a week basis?
Personal care, meal prompts and / or preparation and / or assistance to eat, medication prompts and / or administration, supporting people on outings and activities in the community, collection of routine or emergency prescriptions, shopping, accompanying on medical (hospital or GP) and dental visits etc., respite cover if you are the main carer and need assistance for four weeks or more, providing care to people post hospital discharge, assisting with laundry and light household cleaning and possibly our most popular request of outings once a week to get out the house eg to a garden centre, M&S for a tea and cake etc. We can also provide a buddy up service if you have a loved one who requires a constant chaperone at a day centre.
What services is Catto Homecare registered to provide?
Catto Homecare is registered to provide services for adults of 18 years+ with:
- Dementia (Alzheimer’s, Mixed Dementia, Vascular Dementia…)
- Learning disabilities or autistic spectrum disorder
- Sensory impairments (macular degeneration, cataracts…)
- Physical disabilities (including amputees)
Clients we look after often also suffer from
- Require palliative care
- Parkinson’s disease
- Multiple Sclerosis
- General urinary tract infections that need to be managed
- Recurring Gout outbreaks
- Cushing’s disease
- Diabetes (types I and II) where they need support with insulin
Or you may be a care giver who needs respite or break periods to recharge your batteries and run errands.
If you have any questions or issues please do not hesitate to call Wendy or Louise on tel 01276 500 522 to discuss how we can make an immediate difference to you and your family’s support needs.
How are referrals generated?
97% of our care is generated by word of mouth referrals
What credentials does the Registered Manager hold?
Postgraduate Certificate in Dementia Studies (Merit): Stirling University, 2013
NVQ4: Leadership and Management in Care, 2011
Train the Trainer: Moving and Handling with Risk Assessment, ongoing annual updates
‘PTLLS’: Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector, 2012
When was the company founded?
Catto Homecare is a division of Catto International Limited founded in December 1998.